Health is earned, it is not a right. It depends on what you do most of the time. You really are what you eat, drink, breathe, and even what you think. Here is how Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D., describes what goes on in human biology over time, from one of his many lectures.
"The physical bodies that you're using to sit on these chairs, for example, aren't the ones that you walked in with a little while ago. Even with one breath you take in 10 to the power of 22 atoms. An astronomical amount of raw material that ends up as your heart, brain and kidney cells, your neurons, your DNA. With each breath you breathe out 10 to the power of 22 atoms. It's an astronomical amount of raw materials that is coming from every bit of your body. You are literally breathing out bits and pieces of your brain tissue and heart and kidney. Actually, technically speaking, we are intimately sharing our organs with each other all the time. The American poet Walt Whitman said, "Every atom belonging to you as well belongs to me." And this isn't a metaphorical statement at all. "Every atom belonging to you as well belongs to me." I can't even call my personal body my own. And I try calling everything else my own. I can't even claim a copyright on my own physical body. Right this moment in your body you have a million atoms that were once in the body of Christ. Based on radioactive isotope studies and mathematical computations it can easily be shown that in this moment of your existence you have a million atoms that were once in the body of Christ, in the body of Gautama Buddha or Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo or Mr. Saddam Hussein. You can't separate yourself from anything physically or anybody that has ever existed. In just the last 3 weeks, a quadrillion atoms, 10 to the power of 15 atoms have gone through your body that have gone through the body of every other species on this planet. And if you do radioactive isotope studies which have been done very elegantly, you can prove beyond a shadow of doubt that you replace 98% of all the atoms in your body in less than one year. You make a new liver every 6 weeks, new skin once a month, a new stomach lining every 5 days, a new skeleton - it seems so hard and solid, but the skeleton you have now you didn't have three months ago. Even the brain cells that you think with as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, as those basic elements, they weren't there one year ago. And the DNA that holds memories of millions of years of evolutionary time, in fact hundreds of millions of years; the actual raw material of it comes and goes every six weeks. Those atoms drift in and out like migratory birds every six weeks.
And if you want to be a real stickler about it and account for the last atom and every little sinew and collagen and cartilage, then in less than two and a half years you replace every atom in your body down to the last single atom.
So if you think you are your material body then you certainly have a dilemma. Which one are you talking about? The 1991 model is not the same as the 1990 model or even the one from a few months ago."
So, here are just 6 easy changes you COULD make this week, that would make a world of difference to your health. Try it for a week and see.
1. Drink one cup of coffee when you wake up, then switch to strong green tea after that. Drink it liberally.
2. Eat a big breakfast with protein, some veggies or a little fruit. i.e. An omelet, fresh fruit, low fat cottage cheese.
3. Have a small hand full of raw nuts between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner, every day. i.e. Raw almonds, walnuts, brazil, or macadamias.
4. Switch to Stevia or local organic raw honey as your only sweetener.
5. Eat before 7 pm and have 4 oz of meat, 1 cup of colorful veggies w/ real butter, or a small salad with lots of color, with a small amount of fresh fruit, nothing packaged or canned.
6. Take a half an hour walk before dinner, or whenever you can fit it in.
If you can fit in a 7th, you know I would recommend a good multi or a super food, examples listed after this weeks articles, video clips, and studies.
Remember, you are never too old to become younger.
Citrus Surprise: Vitamin C Boosts the Reprogramming of Adult Cells Into Stem Cells...
Famous for its antioxidant properties and role in tissue repair, vitamin C is touted as beneficial for illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer and perhaps even for slowing the aging process. Now, a study published online on December 24th by Cell Press in the journal Cell Stem Cell uncovers an unexpected new role for this natural compound: facilitating the generation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells.
The Importance of Vitamin D... VIDEO
Research in recent years indicates that Vitamin D provides health benefits far beyond just optimizing bone health. Studies from some of the most reputable institutions in the United States show that adequate Vitamin D intake helps support healthy heart function, immunity, joint function, muscle health and many other bodily processes & functions.
Milk Thistle Herb Protects Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy-Associated Liver Toxicity...
A new study finds that the herb milk thistle may help treat liver inflammation in cancer patients who receive chemotherapy. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the herb could allow patients to take potent doses of chemotherapy without damaging their liver.
Your Genes Remember a Sugar Hit...
Human genes remember a sugar hit for two weeks. What’s more, prolonged poor eating habits could be capable of permanently altering your DNA.
A team studying the impact of diet on heart tissue found that cells showed the effects of a single sugar hit for 14 days. The cells switched off genetic controls designed to protect the body against diabetes and heart disease. Regular poor eating could amplify the effect, with genetic damage lasting months or years, and potentially passing through bloodlines.
Chlorella Superfood Fights Body Fat and Diabetes...
(NaturalNews) A superfood known as chlorella has caught on like wildfire in the United Kingdom, and studies continue to emerge linking the algae to improvement in symptoms of people with everything from diabetes and high blood pressure to digestive or immune problems.
Most Parents Don't Realize Their 4 Or 5-Year-Olds Are Overweight or Obese...
Half of the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old was normal weight, as did 39 per cent of the fathers, according to the February issue of Acta Paediatrica. When it came to overweight children, 75 per cent of mothers and 77 per cent of fathers thought that their child was normal weight.
Fish oil supplements prevent mental illness; safe and effective alternative to antipsychotic drugs...
(NaturalNews) An important new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reveals that fish oil supplements beat mental illness. The study involved 81 people deemed to be at high risk for psychosis. The randomized, placebo-controlled study provided fish oil supplements to half the study subjects for just 12 weeks (the other half received placebo supplements). The results? While 11 people in the placebo group developed a psychotic disorder, only 2 in the fish oil group did.
Aspartame: Sweet Misery A Poisoned World... VIDEO - 1 hour & 30 minutes
If you take this sugar substitute, at least look at the first 15 minutes of this video and then decide if you want to watch further. I recommend you remove or limit this sugar substitute. This 1 and a half hour lecture discusses the increase in brain cancers.
Dr Rosedale, a portion of Boston Speech at the Heinz Conference...
Dr. Ron Rosedale is a nationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine whose work with diabetics is truly groundbreaking. Very few physicians have had such consistent success in helping diabetics to eliminate or reduce their need for insulin and to reduce heart disease-both without drugs or surgery. Science about health that is the foundation for true health.
The truth about saturated fat... VIDEO
We've been taught to FEAR saturated fat ... but as Dr. B. J. Hardick explains, the current research would suggest otherwise.
Confused About Fats?
White Rye Bread Healthier Than Whole Wheat?...
Wholegrain bread is good and good for you, as most people know. But it is not only the fiber-rich bran, the outer shell of the grain, that is healthful. On the contrary, research at the Lund University Faculty of Engineering shows that bread baked with white rye flour, which is flour made from the inner, white part of the rye kernel, leads to better insulin and blood sugar levels compared with wheat bread with rye bran. White rye flour thus leads to much better values than both regular wheat flour and rye bran. At the same time, much of the bread that is sold in stores today in most countries is in fact baked with wheat flour and bran from various grains.
Which form to buy...
Cocktail of five vitamins may give cancer patients an extra two years...
Cancer patients with terminal disease who take a daily cocktail of vitamins could extend their lives by two years or even longer, claim researchers.
Three out of four in a pilot study survived an average of five months longer than the expected one year, and some were still alive three years after treatment started. Dr Bob Lister, co-author of the study by British and Danish researchers, said the results were similar to the survival gains from new drugs and in some cases better.
During the nine-year period, the patients were treated with coenzyme Q10 - a vitamin-like compound-essential for producing energy made naturally in the body - and six other antioxidants including vitamins A, C and E, selenium, folic acid, and beta carotene (which was not given to lung cancer patients for safety reasons). The patients were predicted to live for an average of 12 months, but 76 per cent lived an average of five months longer.
The doses of the supplements, supplied by manufacturers Pharma Nord, were large but were within recommended safety limits, said Dr Lister.
In addition, patients received small amounts of other nutrients including fish oil and B vitamins.
The Spectrum by Dean Ornish: How to Reverse Heart Disease ... VIDEO
Can chronic disease actually be reversed? The answer is yes! In this week's UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces you to a groundbreaking new book by medical pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish -- and explains how his simple yet revolutionary way of thinking can drastically improve your health.
Resources for products mentioned this week...
NSI AdvanC? Complex -- 1000 mg - 300 Tablets Vegetarian
Source Naturals Yaeyama Chlorella -- 200 mg - 600 Tablets
NSI Milk Thistle Extract -- 600 mg per serving - 100 Capsules
NSI Liquid Vitamin D Drops - 2000 IU -- 1 fl oz
NSI Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) -- 4000 IU - 300 Capsules
NSI Mega EFA? Omega-3 EPA & DHA -- 2126 mg - 120 Softgels
NSI - Cardio Lift Multi
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